Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

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Post by markalp » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:24 am

tomoz4white wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:11 pm
Ok,

Back again for feedback!

I purchased my rear spoiler back in February 2017. Ever since, it's just been sat in the local body shop waiting for me to make a decision!

I have finally decided. In my decision making, I have recently purchased a slightly battered and bruised rear boot lid (in metallic grey) as a back up (to be stored in the shed/loft/garage) which is due to arrive this week at a crazy low cost of £25 with a £10 postage,

The plan - well my cherished White Zed will be having a rear mod. To date, all I have changed is the front headlights (massive improvement imo) and had the Seat Hoops sprayed piano black (worth every penny). I have kept the OEM headlights and Hoops to revert back to it's original look (if desired).

The boot lid purchase is a back up - if I hate the look of the new spoiler, it can be changed back.

The Spoiler will look like this? Worth noting my car does not have 4 exhausts, the same back lights etc etc. Its a standard 3.0L manual with only 32k on the clock now!

Votes and Opinions - Spoiler a NO or a YES?
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Post by bz4kev » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:13 am

its a yes from me :thumbsup:
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Post by tomoz4white » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:04 am

Attilio wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:01 am
Hi,

It’s a no from me for the spoiler: I would personally go for the more discrete option suggested by thanatu55.
It’s a yes for the black kidney grille

What headlights did you fit? I have a Z4M and not impressed with its headlights despite being dual xenons...

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Post by Rusky » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:22 am

thanatu55 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:50 pm
I started this same debate a while back with the same dilemma. In the end I never really did come to a clear-cut conclusion as a more discrete option became available which I'm more than happy with. However I ended up selling my aero spoiler to another member of the forum and it looks great on his.

Ultimately it's low risk to you considering the spare boot lid so go ahead and whack it on and see how you like it. There's no better means of evaluating than first hand physical scrutiny. I sometimes worry a little too much about what others think but am quickly learning it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks as long as you like it and the black stripe does look kinda funky. :thumbsup:
Hagasan wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:27 pm
On a "simple" back end, early car, lights and regular bumper,single exhaust.. I think it looks OK from straight behind. From the side it looks too overhanging.. Too long out the back and the way it just cuts off with no flow to the rear quarter it looks awkward.

With a beefier back-end, bigger bumper, quad exhaust, bigger wheels it works a bit better..
edit: I guess I kind of fall in line with this opinion for me personally but again it's win win in your case having both options.
Thanks again :thumbsup:
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Post by Monkeydonkeyratmagic » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 am

I actually really like that spoiler. Come spring mines going for some Rieger bumper and that spoiler treatment (bumper is cracked after hitting a wall whilst parking up at home and not paying attention) and ess treatment. The Alpina spoiler looks much better than this one but it's huge money.
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Post by tomoz4white » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:50 am

Monkeydonkeyratmagic wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 am
I actually really like that spoiler. Come spring mines going for some Rieger bumper and that spoiler treatment (bumper is cracked after hitting a wall whilst parking up at home and not paying attention) and ess treatment. The Alpina spoiler looks much better than this one but it's huge money.
Cheers for the feedback mate - I think with the black middle section it will work well with the black / white combo of the car. Time will tell!

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Post by IAmOrion » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:16 am

For what it's worth, it's another YES from me (I have an aero spoiler enroute to me for xmas)
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Post by DPG » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:48 am

No from me, the roadster rear end looks good as it is.
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Post by Darkangelv2 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:27 pm

Just a thought, with the Black line being the only black on the rear it may look a bit odd.

Could it be complimented on the lower part of the bumper as below?
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Post by JINGLE » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:54 pm

I like the look of these spoilers and will be buying 1 for mine soon.... also not sure on what design.

Mine will probs be all white I reckon!

Here’s a different white rear end for comparison:
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Post by tomoz4white » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:10 am

Darkangelv2 wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:27 pm
Just a thought, with the Black line being the only black on the rear it may look a bit odd.

Could it be complimented on the lower part of the bumper as below?
Good shout although i think the black hood will compliment it enough. As soon as its on i will post some images and gather the yes's and no's
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Post by tomoz4white » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:12 am

JINGLE wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:54 pm
I like the look of these spoilers and will be buying 1 for mine soon.... also not sure on what design.

Mine will probs be all white I reckon!

Here’s a different white rear end for comparison:
Hia Jingle...the benefit you have is the bumper and 4 exhausts on display and the newer back lights. Its a tough one. Those hoops should be piano black....lol!

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Post by tomoz4white » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:23 am

Whilst on the subject of rear mods!

Any thoughts on changing the boot lid 3rd brake light from red to clear? Worth it?

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Post by bowler » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:26 am

Personally i think the red 3rd light looks good on white and blends in well with the other tail lights.
Another alternative Roadster sticker over the 3rd light, looks tinted lights up "Roadster"?

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Post by Taz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:33 pm

its a no from me sorry

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